The U.S. recorded 40,401 new cases of COVID-19 on June 25, the highest ever single-day tally. Pres. Trump has claimed that the rise of new cases is only due to increased testing, but evidence suggests otherwise. Public health officials are alarmed not only by the high number of new cases but also by the high percentage of positive tests. According to Johns Hopkins, 6.1% of all tests in the U.S. are coming back positive, with much higher positive rates in many states. In Arizona, where the president traveled this week, 23.2% of all tests are positive. The WHO advises against reopening in areas above 5%. The U.S. has suffered at least 2.4 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 124,000 deaths.